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The Grenadier, Belgravia, SW1

18 Wilton Row
SW1
SW1X 7NR
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Blackthorn _ left this review about The Grenadier

Tucked away down a dead-end private mews, this isn’t somewhere you’re likely to stumble across by accident, and in fact we went to some considerable effort to find it even though we were actively looking. It’s an attractive building with plenty of hanging baskets outside as well as a red sentry box, presumably for the grenadier that the pub takes it’s name from.

Internally it consists of a bar along the front with dark wooden boards on the floor and dark wood panelling on the lower part of the walls with green painted wallpaper up above. A second room at the rear that looked to be more geared up for dining was broadly similar in terms of décor, but had green carpet on the floor and taupe paintwork. A large oil painting of the Thames hung on the wall, and there was a small green tiled fireplace, although this looked to be disused. A rather unique feature of the pub was the ceiling which was completely covered in signed bank notes. Visitors were apparently encouraged to leave one behind, and both a felt tip pen and a Pritt stick were made available to assist, and an American tourist there during our visit dually added a dollar bill to the collection.

The menu consisted of a decent enough selection of “pub grub” dishes such as a vegetarian curry, rib-eye steak or beef Wellington with most of the mains priced somewhere around the £15 mark, although the Wellington was almost double that. My Ox Cheek Croquettes with a horseradish mayo to start and a Fish & Chips with tartar sauce and mushy peas for a main course were both pretty good.

Beers on tap were Greene King IPA, Abbott Ale, Timothy Taylor Landlord and their own Grenadier Ale. The solitary cider meanwhile was Aspall’s Suffolk. According to my guide book, the pub is world famous for their Bloody Mary’s and so I felt obligated to try one. To be honest though, it was far too spicy for my taste although the landlord cheerfully supplied extra tomato juice, and had I realised beforehand that it was going to cost me a tenner, I would certainly have given it a miss. All in all though, a great little pub and well worth taking the effort to track it down.

On 17th September 2019 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about The Grenadier

Very small pub (was Taylor Walker, now GK), properly tucked away in a set of exclusive, small and winding mews backstreets in an ‘impossibly unlikely location’ as noted below. Inside, there’s a tight central bar area splitting the pub into two halves (there’s access to both areas via the rear of the bar as well). General décor theme is scuffed wood flooring, dark green curtains, dark varnished wood panels, Grenadier militaria (obvs) and a load of signed money stapled to the ceiling, presumably from former patrons. Dining areas on the rear of either side, which looked pleasant enough and were being used as drinking overspill areas mainly. All-in-all quite cosy and convivial and it's CAMRA National Inventory listed. Four ales on; Tim Taylor Landlord, GK IPA, GK house beer of unknown provenance and Woodfordes Wherry (fair condition); be warned that its Belgravia location means Belgravia prices, I imagine the Taylor’s Landlord would be well-skywards of a fiver. In an 80’s throwback the lager fonts look like mini pumps, tut-tut. All-in-all the ‘quaintness and quirkiness’ makes it well-worth putting on the London list, there’s enough here to make your stay an enjoyable one.

On 28th February 2018 - rating: 7
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custodian 42 left this review about The Grenadier

Took me ages to find this tucked away place. The bar was in the middle splitting the pub into halves. Nothing of any strength real ale wise, though. Most people were outside on my visit.

On 17th May 2017 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Victoria, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Victoria, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
London Charing Cross, 1.7 miles, 32 min walk (show)
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17th Sep 2019, 09:07
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14th Sep 2019, 23:33
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  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 10 July 2018 by Quinno _
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